How's this for stupid: Seattle police say a man involved in a tavern brawl early Sunday morning was so damn drunk he didn't even realize he'd been shot.
As SPD Detective Jeff Kappel details, the idiocy started in front of R Place Tavern, and only snowballed from there.
According to police, at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday authorities were called to a report of a large disturbance and a single fired shot in front of the R Place Tavern, located in the 1500 block of Boylston Avenue. When cops arrived and quelled the disturbance - which is described as a brawl that started as a fistfight between four people - two suspects were arrested, one for reckless discharge of a firearm and the other for misdemeanor assault.
Shockingly enough, police say both suspects "displayed obvious signs of intoxication" - which is just a polite way of saying they were totally shitfaced.
Here's how authorities describe the scene on the SPD "Blotter" blog:
Suspect #1, who displayed obvious signs of intoxication, was standing next to two of his friends who were involved in a fight. When suspect #1?s friends began losing the fight he pulled out a gun and shot at the person that he thought was beating up his friends. Witnesses told officers they thought the suspect fired the gun into the air. Suspect #1 was located and placed under arrest. At that time officers were unable to locate any victim of the gunfire. Investigation later determined that the gunshot that was fired by suspect #1 had in fact hit suspect #2.
In a separate fight disturbance at the scene suspect #2, who also displayed obvious signs of intoxication, was arrested for misdemeanor assault. At the time of arrest suspect #2 didn't complain about any injury or pain. Suspect #2 did sustain an injury to his nose from the fighting he was involved in however, he declined medical attention.
Of course, the man identified only as "Suspect #2" was injured, he just hadn't realized it yet. Once he was taken by police to the precinct, he changed his tune.
More from the Blotter blog:
After suspect #2 was transported to the East Precinct he complained about some pain in his back. Upon closer examination officers discovered that he had a gunshot wound. Officers called fire department medics to the precinct. The medics treated suspect #2 and then transported him to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say Suspect #2's buddy, Suspect #1, was booked into the King County Jail for felony assault.
Both are also being investigated on allegations of extreme stupidity.